After a balcony collapses in a British theater in 1900, the resulting deaths are blamed on the building's architect, Douglas Layton, and he spends the next five years in jail. Disgraced and devastated, Layton must assume a different identity to reenter society. As he attempts to build a new, meaningful life, he discovers that the theater's collapse might not have been his fault…nor an accident…and the architect turns detective. This page-turning novel is a fascinating puzzle, rich with interesting characters and historical detail.
This book is part of our Bas Bleu Book a Month 2020 package.